How to Transfer Data from iPhone 6 to iPhone 8 with or without iTunes

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Transferring data from one iPhone to another is one of the great demands when switching from old iPhone to new iPhone, including sync music from iPhone to iPhone and copy pictures/contacts/notes/videos between two iPhones. Here, in this post, we will talk about how to transfer data from iPhone 6 to iPhone 8/8 Plus with users who want to change from iPhone 6, iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus to iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.

On the whole, you can transfer files from iPhone 6 to iPhone 8 in two possible ways by using iTunes and an iTunes alternative - EaseUS MobiMover Free, the top one and completely free iPhone data transfer software in the market. Move on to see specific tips.

How to transfer data from iPhone 6 to iPhone with iTunes

iTunes offers you the features of backing up iPhone and restore new iPhone from iTunes backup. In order to transfer files from iPhone 6 to iPhone 8 via iTunes, you are supposed to back up your old iPhone to the iTunes library first, then sync the backup file to new iPhone 8. Check following detailed guides.

Back up iPhone 6 with iTunes

1. Install the latest iTunes on your computer. Next, connect your iPhone 6 to your computer with a compatible USB cable. 

2. Open iTunes, click the device icon in the upper-left corner of the iTunes. 

3. Choose "Summary" below the device button > click "This computer" > click on "Back Up Now" > click "Apply" to begin to back up all the files on iPhone 6 to the computer with iTunes. Wait patiently until the process finished. 


Sync iPhone 6 backup to new iPhone 8 with iTunes

1. Connect your new iPhone 8 to the computer via a compatible USB cable. Learn how to fix if iPhone 8 not showing up on Windows 10

2. Run iTunes, and click on the device button.

3. Click "Summary" > select "This computer" > click on "Restore Backup" > click "Apply" to get started to sync the backup files of iPhone 6 created just now to your iPhone 8. 


How to transfer data from iPhone 6 to iPhone without iTunes

Although iTunes allows you to back up all kinds of iPhone data to the computer, it won't permit exported data reading. Besides, iTunes syncing always takes to long and your iPhone is unavailable while processing. If you want to avoid these problems and still need to transfer the whole data from iPhone 6 to iPhone 8, you are highly recommended to use EaseUS MobiMover Free, the best and reliable iTunes alternative to enables you to transfer contacts, notes, books, Safari bookmarks, photos, videos, movies, music, playlists, ringtones, and audiobooks from old iPhone to new iPhone with just one-click.

Contacts, notes, calendars and Safari bookmarks cannot be transferred if you don't turn off iCloud. For iOS 11: go to "Settings" > "YOUR NAME" > "iCloud" and then turn off iCloud service for these applications. For iOS 11: go to "Settings" > "iCloud" and then turn off iCloud service.

Step 1: Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer with Windows 10/8/7 by clicking the download button below. Besides, you need to install iTunes on your computer too for iPhone data reading, which is the basic need for a third-party iPhone data transfer tool.

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Step 1: Connect your old iPhone and new iPhone 8/iPhone X to your Mac with compatible USB cables. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free for Mac and choose iDevice to iDevice mode on the main screen.

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Step 2: MobiMover enables you to transfer all the files from old iPhone to new iPhone with a single click. Or optionally, you can only send them individually.

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Step 3: Now, click Transfer to copy data from iPhone to iPhone X/iPhone 8 directly. Please don't break off the USB connection before the process finishes. If you have too many large files to be synced, please wait patiently.

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